I don’t care about Trayvon Martin. I don’t really give two shits, to tell you the truth. Was his killing just, lawful, or necessary? I don’t know. Is it a horrible tragedy? For some people, certainly.
But the truth is horrible tragedies happen every day, and they pass on, unnoticed and unmourned. The death of Trayvon Martin- a black teenage boy- by George Zimmerman, a Hispanic adult of some Jewish ancestry- is a man bites dog story. Young black men kill non-blacks all the time, and the crew that is working itself into a righteous fury over Trayvon Martin yawns.
In the leftist mind, violence by the “oppressed” is legitimate payback for past offenses and a social signal that “injustice” must be corrected. But more than that it is purification, purification of the evil that is fundamental, as they see it, in non-elite white society.
George Zimmerman didn’t think he or his neighbors should pay for “hundreds of years of slavery!” by getting their stuff stolen by black boys. I don’t either, and I don’t want to be purified.
A further note- some poor slob over at lost a bunch of weight, but still a doughboy Coates’s blog-
“I am frankly stunned, not just by the senseless death of a young man, but by the fact that the moderators of this site are so intolerant of an even slightly innocuous dissent from their prevailing opinion – by merely expressing my opinion that their may be more to this case then meets the eye, not only was my comment deleted the moderator had me BANNED! from the site. UNBELIEVEABLE. I just so happen to be a fund raiser for Barack Obama and a liberal democrat who’s voted the party line for 40 years – so yes, ban me from the Atlantic site forever because I have the audacity to advocate for calm, and allowance for all the facts to be revealed. Ok, you can ban me from the site again now, thank you..”
I don’t read all the comments, so I don’t know exactly what was said. But that’s the way it works with leftists. One day you’re a good Communist, a commisar at the Shoe Quota Production institute. Then all of a sudden you’re the subject of the party meeting, and you’ve been accused of sabotage and espionage. Defending yourself only makes it worse. It’s simply rock-solid proof you are guilty. Better to immediately confess and hope for ten years in the camps, which you might survive.
On a more serious note, I wonder if this person will get a clue. I’m going to guess they are a Hispanic Democrat, likely from the Sanford area or at least central Florida, who has a realistic view of black-on-Hispanic crime and other aspects of race relations in the area. Such a person might believe in all the pro-black and liberal stuff, and regret the shooting, but not want to see a fellow Hispanic run up the flagpole as an example. But leftism works on mass hysteria, and when a sacrifice is required, one must be offered. I hope this person will think about this and realize what they are involved with.